This Gallery theme is a tough one for someone who doesn’t post pictures of recognisable people. Because you have to show faces to show expressions. Would I be able to take part this week?
Then I remembered this photo of my daughter as a baby (I would have similar ones of the boys too). The smile is so big, her face looks like it is going to burst with happiness.
My baby niece is smiling like this now and my daughter, all grown up at 7, is fascinated. Why do babies smile like that? Why don’t they smile like ‘normal people’? How do you explain it?
That a baby is a blank canvas and feelings, emotions and expressions are so new. What a baby feels, she or he expresses it 100%. The joy, the happiness, the sadness, whatever emotion they feel, they express it with their whole body.
If a baby sees something that makes her happy, her whole face lights up. The smile takes over the face and the happiness envelops her whole being. It is one of the most beautiful sights in the world.
Having learned this about babies, my daughter now thinks SHE has to smile like this on every photo we take of her. What’s cute on a baby and the most natural thing in the world looks rather strange on a little girl in year 2 desperately trying to recapture her lost youth!
Linking this post with The Gallery over at Sticky Fingers. Hop over to see how more people have interpreted the theme ‘expressions’.